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Jerky Turkey


Published 1945


A Home Front cartoon by Tex Avery. Release date: 7 April 1945. Downloaded from Public Domain Movie Torrents.

Plot taken from IMDb: The Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock and found a colony. A very large number of Pilgrims can be seen standing in line... for their cigarette rations. A Pilgrim goes hunting for Thanksgiving dinner. He meets a black market turkey.


Run time 7 min 30 sec
Producer Tex Avery
Audio/Visual sound, color

Reviews

Reviewer: Dodsworth the Cat - - November 30, 2008
Subject: A Capsule of its Time
Tex Avery starts out with a tired 7/8th hat-size joke, and then moves into some war humour. We get a ship made by Henry J. Kaiser, 'C' Card, an "Is This Trip Really Necessary Sign", a man whose crying because of his 1-A draft rating and so on.
He also brings out some of his stock situations, including a Droopy-like voice, characters who stop for someone who is a running gag that turns into a surprise ending, a "corny gag" sign, and so on.
And, sure, there are other gags that became cliches, but Avery's fast pace and the fine animation by his unit work together to create an entertaining cartoon that would be stale in the hands of someone else.
It's a shame this is digitalised from a worn print; it's difficult reading the captions at times.


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